Ok, So last Friday was a bit hectic, but I did manage to make myself some brownies. This was more out of deep need to satisfy a craving I have had since the week before last, and I was resolutely determined to give into it!
Looking for a great recipe for Brownies? then look no further than here,… or possibly here Nigella Lawson ! Now, like most of you out there I do love Nigella, I have been a raving fan since the release of her first book “How to be a Domestic Goddess” (a journey I am still on by the way….) to the most recent release, “Recipes from the Heart of the Home“.
If I am to be fair, I will have to say, that the latest book is probably my least favourite in her series…. (controversial? I know!). The cover looks promising, and Nigella, true to form, is simpering away behind a steaming pot of pasta, but in all honesty I felt that some of the beautifully styled pages were wasted on ‘recipes’ like marmite spaghetti, egg and bacon salad, or pigs in blanket . Having said that, the book is a hefty number with over 470 pages, so it is jammed packed with a plethora of recipes, I still had plenty to choose from! Any one of the desserts featured certainly do hit the mark, thus, I am totally prepared to forgive our Nigella. Still one of my favourites, it is to her that I owe a great big thank you for the utterly decadent double choc brownies that really hit the spot at the weekend! a real taste sensation when you suddenly hit a nugget of googey milk chocolate hidden within an intensely rich brownie cake.
Need I say more?
Go on… give it a go!
What do I need?
- 100g cocoa powder
- 150g unsalted butter
- 300g light muscavado sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 150g Plain flour
- 1 tsp Bicarb of Soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 roughly chopped mild chocolate bars ( I used plain milk chocolate Yorkie bars)
What do I do?
- Preheat the oven to 190 degree celcius and lightly grease a baking tin, and line with greaseproof paper
- Roughly chop your milk chocolate bars and set aside
- Slightly heat butter, and toss in sugar with coca powder
- Take off heat and stir about, the butter should be a dark glossy treacle texture
- Add in flour with bicarb of soda and stir into butter coca mix.
- In another bowl add 4 eggs with vanilla extract and beat slightly
- Pour egg mix into the dry coca mix
- The mixture should now be a thick glossy mixture
- Add your chopped chocolate bars
- Pour mixture into deep baking tray, lightly greased and cook for 20- 25mins.